Friday 26 October 2012

Update On Taraba State Governor's Plane Crash; Plus Photo

The media was awash with reports of the death of the governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai on Thursday night. But finding's by indicates that it's not true.

Indeed the governor and five others aboard a Cessna 208 aircraft were involved in an accident in Yola, Adamawa State, below is the true situation of things....

A statement by the Ministry of Aviation titled Incident Involving Aircraft, Cessna 208, 5N-BMJ in Yola, Adamawa State, reads:

“An aircraft, Cessna 208 with 6 souls on board including crew, operated by the Taraba State Government departed Jalingo, Taraba State for Yola this evening and reported contact with the Yola Control Tower (1720Z) and field in sight at 38 miles estimating landing at 1730Z. The pilot subsequently lost contact with Yola Control Tower and subsequent effort to raise the aircraft failed.”

“Search & Rescue was immediately activated and site of incident located with all victims alive with various degrees of injuries. The victims have been evacuated to the hospital for treatment pending further investigation of the incident.”

“This is the correct version of the incident; every other one that is contrary to this is incorrect.”

Signed: Joe Obi
SA (Media) to Aviation Minister

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